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Newark Public Library: Business Resources: Company Research

Business Reference Sources

The business collection encompasses current and historical materials of value to the entrepreneur, the stock holder, and the business researcher. Among the most noteworthy sources are:

  • Capital Changes Reporter, with financial history of securities.
  • Financial Stock Guide Service, with current listings of active and worthless securities.
  • Morningstar Mutual Funds, which provides ratings of mutual funds.
  • National Stock Summary, 1922-present
  • S&P's Daily Stock Price Record: American (from 1972-present), New York (from 1961-present), and OTC (from 1968-present).
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, 1912-present
  • Value Line Investment Survey, which reviews stock performance

The Newark Public library also holds a variety of trade and business directories, including industrial directories covering New Jersey from 1913 to present.

Moody's Manuals

The first guide to publicly-traded companies in the U.S., Moody's Manual of Industrial and Miscellaneous Securities was published in 1900. Moody's (now Mergent Online Rutgers-restricted) has continued to publish sector-focused annual directories to the present day. Entries include histories as well as annual financial data and news for each company. Collectively the manuals provide a year by year financial and historical record for public companies in the U.S.

While the Dana Library has these directories in print format, the Newark Public Library has many in microfiche format.

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